The latest news is that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fractured her right elbow after a fall on her way to the White House on Wednesday.
Clinton was treated and released from a hospital near the State Department headquarters. Her chief of staff says she will undergo surgery in the coming week, reports the Associated Press.
The secretary has not made any public appearances since the fall. She was scheduled to appear with actress Angelina Jolie today at an event marking World Refugee Day, but it looks like that will no longer happen.
This epidemic is also spreading abroad. Last weekend, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was left with a broken arm after a fall at her home. Her spokesman today said she will soon have surgery for the injury.